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    Admissions Introduction
    Registration and Admissions Procedure

    The normal age for entry to Salesian College is 11. Boys may be admitted at other times provided that a vacancy exists. Parents or guardians may register their sons at any time but by 20th November at the latest before the year of intended entry.  Applications from girls are warmly invited for a place in the Salesian College Co-educational Sixth Form.

    Details and applications forms for entry at any stage are available on request from the Admissions Secretary, Mrs Reeve, contactable at

    The telephone number for the College Reception is (01252) 893000. 

    Entrance Examination

    The Entrance Examination is held at Salesian College in early January of the year of entry when boys are in Year 6. The test currently consists of mutliple choice papers in Mathematics, Verbal Reasoning, English and a written task. Boys are admitted on the basis of this examination and a confidential reference from the Headteacher of your son's present school. 

    For boys who are abroad, we can arrange for the test to be taken in their current school. It is not the policy of the College to issue past papers; however, Mr Crean, Deputy Headteacher Pastoral, would like to meet all prospective students to discuss the examination in detail. Students joining older year groups will sit separate assessments depending on the prospective year group usually in English and Mathematics.

    Sixth Form Entry

    A separate Sixth Form Prospectus is available upon request. Applications should be submitted to the College by the end of November. Following an interview with the Headmaster and/or Deputy Headteachers, offers will be made in the Spring term. Successful candidates will be provisionally offered a place, subject to satisfactory GCSE grades being achieved. A minimum qualification of six 6s and a 6 or 7 grade in the intended A Level subjects are required at GCSE. Induction days will be held in the Summer term for both external and internal prospective sixth formers.